Monday, September 23, 2019

Three C&O professors are awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

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Three C&O faculty members have been awarded 2019 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS):

Friday, September 20, 2019

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel named 2019–2022 Cheriton Faculty Fellows

Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel have been named 2019 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2022. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the Cheriton School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Celebrating Mary Thompson's 50th anniversary in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Group photo of professors of statisstics

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (SAS) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Professor Mary Thompson as a faculty member in the department. Many current faculty and staff and a number of retired professors gathered in the SAS Lounge and celebrated Mary’s milestone with cake, coffee and fruits. The Vice-President, Research & International, of University of Waterloo, Professor Charmaine Dean, who was a PhD graduate from the department, sent a beautiful bouquet to congratulate Mary on this special occasion.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Virtual assistants with personality can help with mental illness

Scrabble boards used to spell out mental health

Computer scientists have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more “natural” automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

Melissa McCorriston

Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Three faculty named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

Three Faculty of Mathematics researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

The Faculty of Mathematics' new RSC fellows and members are:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Award-winning combination: Math + Medicine

Colin Phipps, AbbVie. Top 40 under 40 Chicago Scientists

Colin Phipps (PhD ’14) always loved math and computer science, but he always wanted to apply those skills to a high impact field. He focused his graduate research on mathematical oncology under the supervision of Mohammad Kohandel in the Department of Applied Mathematics.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Graduate studies: a consistent model for success

Statistics graduate students working at a blackboard

Four graduate students were awarded a departmental research presentation award by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, but that's not all they have in common. They all came to Waterloo because they knew of the excellence of the Statistics programs, research, and professors. Their backgrounds vary, as do their research areas, but they have all had a great experience.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours

A 3D illustration of a human brain.

Researchers have developed a new model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumour cells killed during treatment.

The new mathematical model, outlined in a recent study led by a University of Waterloo student, can use information about where the majority of the cells in a tumour are located allowing for radiation treatment to be administered to the densest area. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Carsten Thomassen: Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professor

Carsten Thomassen

Professor Carsten Thomassen will hold the Faculty of Mathematics Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fall 2019.

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